One of the major ways Christians have let the Word of God dwell in us richly throughout history has been through singing hymns in church gatherings.
Hymns are beloved because they share the richness of the Gospel and the beauty of Jesus Christ in a catchy and memorable way.
Hymns and other truth-filled songs have the habit of ministering to our hearts, giving us hope and faith. They teach us theology, help us minister to each other, unite us with Christians from the past centuries, and take our eyes off of ourselves and put them on Jesus.
This purpose of this post is to encourage you by sharing classic and modern Christian hymns and their Gospel-Centered lyrics.
The list includes some classic hymns and some modern/contemporary church hymns.
The 25 Most Popular Christian Hymns:
1. Amazing Grace – John Newton, England (1779)
“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.”
2. How Great Thou Art – Carl Gustav Boberg, Sweden (1885)
“O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.”
3. Holy, Holy, Holy – Reginald Heiber, England (1826)
“Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!”
4. It is Well – Horacio Spafford, written in the Atlantic Ocean (1873)
“When peace like a river, attendeth my way,When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to know,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.”
5. Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Thomas Chisholm, Kansas, USA (1923)
“Great is Thy faithfulness O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.”…..
See 6-25 by going to The 25 Most Popular Christian Hymns
Recommended albums with great hymn collections:
Bart Millard from MercyMe’s Two Hymn Albums: